Jennifer Santos, a current JFEW Scholar, goes to the New York City College of Technology where she is enrolled in the Radiology Program.
We talked to Jennifer about her current experience as a JFEW Scholar and what it means to her.
JFEW: What has been the most meaningful lesson you have learned or experience that you have had while in college?
JS: The most meaningful lesson I have learned during my college career thus far is that growth is uncomfortable and in order to become the greatest person I can be, I had to go through hard situations that would inevitably take me to the finish line, which is graduating college. Studying and pushing myself to stay above water when things were hard, going out of my way to sign up for scholarships and find internships, doing more than what was expected of me.Those things were uncomfortable but it was okay because I knew growth and success would come out of it.
JFEW: What accomplishment during your time in college are you proudest of?
JS: The accomplishment during my time in college I am most proud of is graduating with my Associate’s Degree and being able to get into the Radiology Program at City Tech!
JFEW: What’s the most important thing you learned by participating in the JFEW program?
JS: The most important thing I learned by participating in the JFEW program is that there are people who are here to help us and root for us as college students. We know that we should not be afraid to reach out when in distress or during times of confusion.
Being a JFEW scholar means a lot to me. It’s not only helping me out financially, it’s letting me know that I have advisors and people that care and want to see me achieve just as badly as I do . I feel involved and welcomed in a community.
JFEW: What does being a JFEW Scholar mean to you?
JS: The scholarship helped me tremendously. Knowing that I had the support from all ends has kept me motivated.
JFEW: How do you envision your future when you graduate? What do you hope to do?
JS: When I graduate, I envision myself working as a Radiology Tech in a great hospital helping out and bettering, not only my patients but myself as a person. I hope to help people during the time they need it the most and further my education as much as possible at the same time! I want to continue on to getting my bachelors.